Offices Recycling

Offices Recycling

Offices generate a lot of waste paper, some of this can be confidential documentation that needs to be handled with discretion. After paper, offices generate recyclable waste from cardboard, glass, plastic containers, aluminium cans and steel cans.

Reclaim has developed services specifically designed for coordinating the sorting and collecting of recyclable products from office waste.

We can help you develop a resource recovery solution for your business. Reclaim can help you divert waste away from landfills and provide recycling certainty for you, your team, your customers and your community.

We reclaim these valuable recyclable materials from offices:

  • Office Paper (formerly known as OffiCycle)
  • Secure Paper (formerly known as SecuriCycle)
  • Mixed Containers (formerly known as MultiCycle)
  • Cardboard Cages, Bins & Drop Off

    Reclaim also offers the opportunity for individuals and organisations to deliver material to our processing plant. Where volumes are sufficient Reclaim will purchase this material. The drop off service also assists customers who do not need a regular collection service or generate occasional volumes of materials.

    Offices Recycling

    Paper
    A large percentage of the waste generated in an office is paper.
    Reclaim has designed a simple and effective system that provides the opportunity to recycle waste paper that would otherwise end up in a landfill.

    For over 17 years Reclaim has provided the specific services to small, medium and large organisations.

    Reclaim has designed 2 practical receptacles to assist customers with recycling waste paper. A tray and/or box can be used to collect waste paper before emptying into the Reclaim Paper wheelie bin. Trays and boxes can be ordered through customer services or by completing the online contact us form.

    Offices Recycling

    Paper Bin
    240 litre wheelie bins are an efficient method for collecting waste paper. Servicing is either on-demand or a regular call schedule.

    Paper bins are emptied into a fully sealed vehicle at your site. The paper is transported to the Reclaim processing plant where it is sorted and baled into high density half tonne bales.

    Temporary Bins
    These are available for short-term use for office clean-outs.

    Lockable Bins
    If preferred lockable OffiCycle bins can be supplied with a padlock and a slot in the top of the lid. There is a charge for each padlock.

    Offices Recycling

    Secure Paper
    A large percentage of the waste generated in an office is secure or confidential paper.

    Reclaim has designed a simple and effective system for the secure destruction and recycling of confidential business paper. Reclaim has provided this service to small, medium and large organisations for over 15 years.

    Our secure service exceeds the New Zealand Security Industry Association (NZSIA) standards.

    Secure Paper Bin
    240 litre wheelie bins are an efficient method for collecting confidential business paper. Servicing of bins is on-demand.

    Security Seal
    A security seal or padlock is fitted onto the Secure Paper bin by the driver. The driver provides a receipt upon exchange of each bin. When requested, a full bin is exchanged for an empty bin on site. The full bin is transported to a security destruction facility for shredding.

    Temporary Bins
    These are available for short-term use.

    Offices Recycling

    Mixed Containers
    Reclaim provides a convenient service for the collection of recyclable containers: plastic bottles, aluminium cans, steel cans, glass bottles and glass jars.

    Offices Recycling

    Cardboard
    Recycling cardboard will reduce your cost of waste to landfill and ensure that an important resource is not wasted.

    Resources consist of Corrugated Cardboard (kraft) and Cores. These contain brown Kraft fibres.

    There is strong demand in New Zealand for kraft fibre from cardboard for remanufacture into various forms of packaging such as cardboard boxes, egg and fruit trays and weed matting.

    Reclaim offers a range of services for the efficient and effective collection of cardboard.

    Wire Cages and Metal Bins
    Standard bins are 1.8m W x 1.4m H x 1.5m D with a capacity of 3.5 cubic metres. Bins can be customised to suit individual requirements. Bins are emptied on site by a front-loader truck. The bin remains on site at all times. Servicing of bins is either on-demand or a regular call schedule depending upon volumes.

    660 Litre Bins
    Businesses with smaller volumes of cardboard or with limited space can make use of 660 litre collection service. Servicing is by way of a regular scheduled collection day either, weekly, fortnightly or monthly. In special circumstances where volumes warrant servicing can occur more frequently to suit your needs.

    Drop Off
    Reclaim offers the opportunity for individuals and organisations to drop off material at our Station Road processing plant in Penrose. Where volumes are sufficient Reclaim will purchase this material. The drop off service also assists customers who do not need a regular collection service or generate occasional volumes of materials.

    Downloads

    Auckland Recycling Services Brochure
    View and download Reclaim's services profile brochure. It contains information relating to our company, our services, product specifications, operational guidelines and recycling advice. (2.58mb)
     
     

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    • Why are there different bin labels and what do they mean?
      There are older-type bin labels in circulation, these were used by us when we were known as Paper Reclaim. Our new labels are slowly replacing the older labels. You can view all our labels on our website: Understanding Labels. If you want a new label posting to you to replace an older label please use our contact form.
    • Why should I eliminate waste going to landfills?
      A lot of the waste sent to landfills never goes away, it just stays there rotting. Some waste breaks down as harmless matter, but too much ends up producing methane gases and/or toxic sludge (both can escape landfills and harm our environment).
    • Why are Usage Reports important?
      A Usage Report shows the amount of recyclable waste collected by us for your account the previous month, it includes all sites and all services listed under your account. The report can be downloaded in PDF or Excel formats and this information allows your businesses to report how much recyclable waste you have been able to divert away from landfills, demonstrating sustainable business practice. To view your Usage Reports you must register to access our Customer Portal.
    • Do I have to pay to have my recyclable waste removed?
      This really depends on the type and amount of recyclable waste you generate. Reclaim sorts and prepares resources that are valued by recycled product manufacturers. If the cost of collecting these resources from you is less than what we get paid for them, then we are unlikely to charge you for removal. If the cost of collection is greater than what we get paid then we apply charges to recover our costs. These are typically made up of rental charges and/or collection fees.
    • Can other businesses near me share a Reclaim disposal bin?
      Yes, as long as the correct recyclable waste is deposited in each bin this is fine. It is in your interest to collect as much communal recyclable waste as you can, as greater and more fequent collections means you can avoid charges. Small volumes of recyclable waste, collected occassionally, will likely incur charges.
    • How do I check that I have the right number and size of bins & cages for my recycled waste?
      Our bins & cages are colour coded and sized to meet the specific waste production needs of customers. It is generally good practice for us to collect full bins or cages, rather than them being half full or empty. We prefer the frequency of our collections to be based on the collection of full bins and cages. It is therefore important to get the right size bin or cage, and the number required, to try and achieve regular full collections.

      Customers typically do not want waste sitting around too long, and do not like to see it overflowing. If this applies to you then you need to talk to us. You may need smaller or fewer cages and bins, or more, or you may need us to increase our collection fequency.
    • Why is it so important to separate specific waste products in separate bins?
      Waste sorted at source leads to easier and more consistent sorting back at our sorting factories. Manufacturers of recycled products prefer the base materials, supplied by us, to be a pure as possible with minimal cross-contamination of the various recyclable materials that can enter a waste stream.
    • Why should I ensure cans, tins, bottles and packaging is clean and free from residue?
      Waste cleaned at source leads to easier and more consistent sorting back at our sorting factories. Manufacturers of recycled products prefer the base materials, supplied by us, to be a pure as possible with minimal cross-contamination of the various residues that can enter a waste stream. Fats, breases and oils can create many problems.
    • Is Reclaim a recycling company that actually makes new products?
      We do not make recycled products: We play a crucial part in the recycling chain.
      We help develop recycling policies and procedures for customers, so used resources are reclaimed rather treated as rubbish.
      We ensure the right type of disposal systems are in place, depending on waste type, frequency and volume.
      We provide timely collection of recovered resources, using specially designed collection vehicles.
      We carefully sort and prepare recyclables for optimum resource quality for future product manufacture.
      We maintain effective supply and trading arrangements with recycled product manufacturers, adhering to sustainability principles and providing recycled product assurance.
    • How does your Residual Waste service reduce waste going to landfills?
      A lot of the waste sent to landfills never goes away, it just stays there rotting. Some waste breaks down as harmless matter, but too much ends up producing methane gases and/or toxic sludge (both can escape landfills and harm our environment).

      Our goal is to switch businesses over to a new way of managing waste removal. By providing a Residual Waste service, we believe attention and interest in the need to divert waste to landfills will increase. Our customers are encouraged to correctly deposit their recyclable waste and reduce the amount of residual waste they generate. In doing this, waste collection schedules become less frequent and/or larger bins are replaced by smaller bins, leading to the eventual removal of bins and no waste going to landfills. This process signals progress towards zero-waste, all leading to reduced landfill waste and reduced running costs.

      This is not a separate service, it is only offered combined with one or more of our recycling services. It is only available in the Auckland region.
    • What is the best way to contact you?
      Our customer service system is designed to manage information supplied via web-based contact forms so we can ensure your specific enquiry is managed by the right people. Our telephone operators also use these forms. If you are already a customer, register for a user name and log in on our Customer Portal. You will then be able to view your information and request services specific to your needs. Otherwise, please use the Contact Form and specify the nature of your enquiry. If you want to join Reclaim, complete our Join Reclaim form and we will be in touch soon.
    • How do I find out more about you?
      In the first instance, visit the Reclaim section of this web site. If you need more information, please complete our Contact Form and ask for specific information in the comments field.
    • How many visits do you make to collect Auckland's recyclable resources and how many kms do you travel?
      Our fleet of collection trucks make 24,000 visits and travel 100,000 kms each month.


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